YCL Tshwane on the appointment of a new Mayor
3 November 2010
The Young Communist League (YCL) in the Tshwane District welcomes the appointment of Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as the new Executive Mayor of the capital. The YCL wants the new Mayor to improve the administration of the City of Tshwane and place it on a path of correcting the imbalances brought about by the prevailing systematic erosion of good governance principles.
It is hoped that the new Mayor will be decisive in dealing with corruption rather than allow it to prevail. In particular tenderpreneuring is one of the strategic threats that have been hollowing out the City of Tshwane. Tshwane needs to be decisive and review all outsourced services with a strong consideration to restore them back in the hands of government on behalf of all residents.
This must include scrapping labour brokers. The City of Tshwane is the worst municipality through the use of labour brokers in Gauteng.Tenderpreneuring must be confronted with zeal in line with the principles as laid out in the last Medium Term Budget Policy Statement by the Minister of Finance.
As the YCL we also want the new Mayor to address negative perceptions caused by the behavior of some public representatives and officials particularly when it comes to the handling of financial and administrative matters. We want the City of Tshwane to move out of the RED zone in terms of finances and achieve normality and stabilization. Part of this must involve ensuring that the abusive billing system is scrapped altogether with non-existent debts it has caused for households.
We want the belly of the new City of Tshwane administration to be preoccupied with improving the living conditions of young people in Tshwane and all the residents of Tshwane in general. The casual approach by the municipality so far in dealing with matters related to youth development has also been identified as course for concern, which needs to be attended to immediately.
Lastly, the YCL calls upon the new Mayor to ensure that there is speedy and radical transformation of the nature and character of the City of Tshwane, both with regard to human resource development and policy direction.
Mahlatsi Koma – YCL Tshwane District Secretary